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    Hello, i am going to be studying Management with a year in business, however i don't understand how the work placement works?

    I was told that you have to find the placement yourselves, does that mean you have to write to the companies you want to work for or the uni give you a directory of their partners?

    I rough idea of what companies i want to do my placement with but it would really help me out if i had a better understanding of it works, also what kind of things do you do on the placement?

    thank you
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    Hi, I'm a current Management student at Royal Holloway so hopefully I can help you out with your question!

    The work placement takes place in your 'Year in Business', which is between your 2nd and 3rd year of the course.

    You do have to find the placement yourself, in terms of looking at the industry you are interested in and applying to their programmes. Say for example you are interested in investment banking, you could look at their Careers websites and click on their 'Industrial Placements' which usually last anywhere between 6-12 months. Many companies (apart from investment banks) offer such industrial placements/programmes and the application process is fairly straightforward, provided you have a predicted grade of 2:1.

    Royal Holloway's School of Management does have a few partners but that will probably help you learn more about the company and it's culture but in terms of whether that would make it easier to land the placement, I can't be sure. I'm personally not on the 'Year in Business' course, else I would have been able to give you further details on that. All else said, the Careers Service is excellent and there are many companies who have tied up with the University and you should find it comparatively easier to secure an internship/placement with them.

    What you do on the placement solely depends on how the company you apply to has structured their placement programme. It completely depends on which area you are in, your department and the colleagues you work with. Initially it will be basic administrative work accompanied by induction/training, and later you will be given responsibilities - your performance, if impressive, could potentially land you a full-time offer. For a detailed explanation, I would recommend you to read the description of your chosen company's industrial placement and see if that interests you or not.

    Hope that helps and feel free to ask any other questions!



    (Original post by DanDadds)
    Hello, i am going to be studying Management with a year in business, however i don't understand how the work placement works?

    I was told that you have to find the placement yourselves, does that mean you have to write to the companies you want to work for or the uni give you a directory of their partners?

    I rough idea of what companies i want to do my placement with but it would really help me out if i had a better understanding of it works, also what kind of things do you do on the placement?

    thank you
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    (Original post by TheCommunique)
    Hi, I'm a current Management student at Royal Holloway so hopefully I can help you out with your question!

    The work placement takes place in your 'Year in Business', which is between your 2nd and 3rd year of the course.

    You do have to find the placement yourself, in terms of looking at the industry you are interested in and applying to their programmes. Say for example you are interested in investment banking, you could look at their Careers websites and click on their 'Industrial Placements' which usually last anywhere between 6-12 months. Many companies (apart from investment banks) offer such industrial placements/programmes and the application process is fairly straightforward, provided you have a predicted grade of 2:1.

    Royal Holloway's School of Management does have a few partners but that will probably help you learn more about the company and it's culture but in terms of whether that would make it easier to land the placement, I can't be sure. I'm personally not on the 'Year in Business' course, else I would have been able to give you further details on that. All else said, the Careers Service is excellent and there are many companies who have tied up with the University and you should find it comparatively easier to secure an internship/placement with them.

    What you do on the placement solely depends on how the company you apply to has structured their placement programme. It completely depends on which area you are in, your department and the colleagues you work with. Initially it will be basic administrative work accompanied by induction/training, and later you will be given responsibilities - your performance, if impressive, could potentially land you a full-time offer. For a detailed explanation, I would recommend you to read the description of your chosen company's industrial placement and see if that interests you or not.

    Hope that helps and feel free to ask any other questions!
    thank you very much! very helpful!
 
 
 
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